's explanation is logical. you may not agree with it but mr. obama can defend his position. if the u.s.a. is indeed an exceptional nation. and we can save lives without harming our country, we should. strong argument and talking points agrees with it. there is a valid criticism of mr. obama, however, in that he it not lead in this matter. if he feels so strongly about stopping qaddafi from killing people, he could have acted quicker and more decisively. he did not. that doesn't mean it was wrong to seek u.n. approval or world consensus. that is the smart thing to do. mr. obama was not publicly aggressive in doing that he laid back. i want the united states to be seen throughout the world as a noble country. that knows right from wrong. and will protect innocent people if it can. the president seems to want that as well but he is not loud enough about it. the speech tonight was good, but it should have been given earlier and with more passion. and that's the memo. now for the top story tonight. let's see if fox news chief political analyst brit hume agrees. he joins us from washington.